Alvin Bethel

Alvin E. Bethel

CHILLICOTHE: Alvin E. Bethel, 92, of Chillicothe, died 4:25 a.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Hearth and Care of Greenfield.

He was born June 20, 1921, in Chillicothe, to the late Ora A. and Mary H. Trego Bethel. On July 20, 1943, he married the former Alice L. Gire who died September 22, 1999.

Surviving are children, Rick D. (Coleen) Bethel, Candy (Tom) Carroll, both of Chillicothe and Kim (Greg) Maiberger, of Aberdeen, Ohio; grandchildren, Thomas (Julie) Carroll, Chad (Jamye) Carroll, Cami (Blain) Bergstrom, Alisha (Wilson) Cardwell, Jordan Maiberger, Shiloh (Dustin) Phillips and Tyler Bethel; ten great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; brothers, Don (Esther) Bethel and Bernard (Norma) Bethel, both of Chillicothe; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Geraldine Ison.

Alvin served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Liberty Hill Christian Union Church. Alvin retired in 1976 from the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0888 in Delaware.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Rick Hartley, Pastor Jamie Miller and Rev. Kelly Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Ware's from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight Inc. - Attn: Diane Gresse - 300 E. Auburn Avenue - Springfield, Ohio 45505.

You may sign his online register at

Funeral Home

Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2134

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on June 17, 2014